Welcome District 215 Parents of the class of 2012 Academic Success COUNSELORS Broderick Booth Juanita Castillo Marlene Hill Angela Shama Susan Olson A D I Mo Si - C H Mi Sh Z COUNSELORS Broderick Booth Juanita Castillo Marlene Hill Angela Shama Susan Olson 708-585-1018 708-585-1032 708-585-1019 708-585-1021 708-585-1020 Important Telephone Numbers Attendance 708-585-1007 – Please call prior to the absence or by 2p.m. on the day of the absence. – This is a number correction from the newsletter that you recently received. Homework request 708-585-1008 – Requires a 24 hour turn around time How are grades determined? Each marking period is worth 2/7 The final exam is worth 1/7 ___% X 2 = ___% X 2 = ___% X 2 = ___% X 1 = Total /7 = semester grade Report Cards Report cards are mailed 3 times a semester. – The first report card of each semester is held for Parent-Teacher Conference night. – October 9, 2008 & February 26, 2009 – 2:30-4:30p.m. & 6:308:30p.m. Graduation Requirements English Math Science Social Science Health/PE Electives TOTAL 8 credits 6 credits 4 credits 6 credits 8 credits 11 credits 43 credits What impedes credit acquisition? Poor attendance Tardies Not completing class assignments Not completing homework assignments Not following directions Poor test scores Poor study habits Lack of active participation in the educational process Not asking questions for clarification Multiple suspensions Testing Explore Plan Retired ACT PSAE – ACT – Work Keys What are your child’s plans? College? – Junior college – 4 year university – Technical or Trade school Military? – – – – Air Force Army Marines Navy What helps students become successful? ACTIVE participation is KEY! – Athletics and Activities Committed to school – Academics lead to Successful careers – All School Testing – October 3, 2008 • EXPLORE TEST (FR) • PLAN TEST (SOPH) • Retired ACT TEST (Juniors) Family Congratulations!!! When your child puts forth a diligent effort with support from home and school, the end result is SUCCESS!!!